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Health Ministry admits shortcomings in report

The Ministry of Health acknowledged yesterday in its annual report that the quality of health care services in the Kingdom remains poor, with experts concluding that the slow improvement is due to a lack of government commitment. ...

 

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Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-admits-shortcomings-report

First lady: improve child healthcare

Cambodia’s first lady appealed to civil servants and health workers to improve efforts to reduce maternal and child deaths in conjunction with the National Day on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health today. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35662/first-lady--improve-child-healthcare/

Cabinet approves power projects

The Cabinet of ministers approved on Friday two electricity development projects in a bid to address the increasing demand for electricity in the kingdom. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35605/cabinet-approves-power-projects/

One-window service expands

The Interior Ministry says it will create six more one-window service offices in five provinces to speed up delivery of public services and eliminate unofficial fees. ...

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Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35566/one-window-service-expands/

PM creates complaints office

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced the creation of a sub-national administrative office to collect complaints from concerned citizens and forward them to the appropriate institutions. ...

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Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35574/pm-creates-complaints-office/

Social services to be improved

The government, Hagar International and Save the Children are teaming up to address the country’s lack of social workers, hoping to beef up the social service sector and deal with the growing number of children in residential care facilities – informally known as orphanages. ...

 

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Jonathan Greig
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35326/social-services-to-be-improved/

Practice for grade-12 test goes online

The Ministry of Education next week will launch a new online system for students to practice for the high-stakes grade-12 national exam, though one observer noted it would do little to help students who lack internet access. ...

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Sen David and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/practice-grade-12-test-goes-online

Electric proposal Usage-based plan to lower power rates

Cambodia's electricity regulator is set to roll out seven new plans designed to reduce electricity fees beginning in April and through 2020, with some fees dropping as low as 480 riel per kilowatt hour. ...

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Yesenia Amaro and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/electric-proposal-usage-based-plan-lower-power-rates

Minister plans railway for workers

The Labor Ministry is considering constructing a railway line connecting Phnom Penh and select provinces to special economic zones (SEZ) or industrial areas in response to the high number of road accidents involving commuting workers. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34978/minister-plans-railway-for-workers/

Online vehicle registration and driving tests launched

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport officially launched a pair of new websites yesterday that will allow Cambodians to register their vehicles as well as take the written portion of their driver’s exam online. ...

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Sen David and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/online-vehicle-registration-and-driving-tests-launched

Water authority overcharges village residents

Representatives for nearly 50 families protested yesterday asking the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) to rectify a clerical error that led to high monthly water bills for residents of two communities. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34915/water-authority-overcharges-village-residents/

New public bus service to province

Kampong Speu province will be the second place after Phnom Penh to launch a public bus service after an agreement between the provincial authority and Brickston Cambodia on Wednesday.

Provincial governor Vei Samnang said: “We cannot confirm the specific date because we need to process the documents, and there will be tests using the first 20 buses.” ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34817/new-public-bus-service-to-province/

Ambitious arts trial seeks to spark Cambodia’s creativity

A five-year pilot program is being created to integrate arts and culture into public schools throughout the country, and may help Cambodians develop a better understanding of their roots and the creative ability to take on global challenges. ...

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Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ambitious-arts-trial-seeks-to-spark-cambodias-creativity-123982/

Fees for border permits cut

The government yesterday decided to stop selling temporary permits to Cambodian citizens heading to Thailand’s Rong Kluea market through the Poipet border checkpoint. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34254/fees-for-border-permits-cut/

Ministry scraps rice inspection fee

The government has removed the fee for inspection services on milled rice slated for export, aiming to reduce the cost of Cambodia’s rice and increase its competitiveness in international markets. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34115/ministry-scraps-rice-inspection-fee/

Five more bus lines for Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh City Hall will add five new bus lines to the city’s public transportation system in an effort to increase ridership even though no profit has been made on the service. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey told Khmer Times yesterday that the number of bus lines would increase from three after the Chinese government provides 100 new buses in March or April. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34077/five-more-bus-lines-for-phnom-penh/

Public document fees scrapped

The government plans to abolish a range of fees for its services, including fees for issuing birth certificates, marriage certification and national identity documents. The Interior Ministry says the changes will ease the financial burden on citizens, improve public services and make the processes more transparent. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34078/public-document-fees-scrapped/

France loans €30M for water plant expansion

The French Agency for Development has granted a 30 million euro, or $31.1 million, loan for the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) to expand one of its four water plants and increase its water distribution in the capital. ...

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Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/france-loans-eu30m-water-plant-expansion

City considers adding more referral hospitals

Phnom Penh City Hall plans to build more referral hospitals in the capital in the coming years as the seven currently in use are nearing capacity, according to Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong. ...

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Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-considers-adding-more-referral-hospitals

Crackdown on unlicensed truck drivers

Truck drivers without licenses who take workers to factories will not be allowed to continue working starting next April in a bid to reduce traffic accidents, the government said on Monday. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33459/crackdown-on-unlicensed-truck-drivers/

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